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Kids With ADHD Getting Wrong Drugs, Study Finds

It's not hard to understand why doctors might prescribe antipsychotics to aggressive youngsters. The drugs, which include clozapine, Zyprexa, known generically as olanzapine, and Haldol, can calm agitated patients. "Very broadly what it does is it sort of dampens down their emotion, their energy," Schoenbaum said. "It flattens. It quiets people down."

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Anti-psychotic medications are basically chemical lobotomies.  They should only be reserved as a drug of last resort.  There are some very good natural ways to help manage ADHD as both exercise and high-dose fish oil help increase dopamine levels.


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